Category Archives : News


Welcome to Thorn Baker: Andrew Jordan, Branch Manager Birmingham Construction

We’re delighted to welcome Andrew Jordan to our Birmingham branch. He will be taking over a very long standing team that have all been working for Thorn Baker Recruitment for over 10 years each, which is a great testament to our Construction Division. Andy brings with him 16 years’ recruitment experience, starting his recruitment career […]


Introducing your London Construction team

Welcome to the first in our series of ‘Meet the team’, introducing the staff who manage your local Construction recruitment division. For October we would like to introduce you to our London Construction team L-R: Khial Farrow, Sid Choudhury, James Andrews Khial Farrow: Specialist Shopfitting & Interiors Recruiter Desk Bio: I oversee London’s successful and […]


Spurs stadium to have two pitches

Tottenham Hotspur are installing the world’s first dividing retractable pitch at their new stadium. Sheffield engineering specialist SCX will install a grass pitch that sits directly above an artificial surface. The fully retractable grass surface will be used for football matches whilst the artificial pitch underneath will be used for NFL matches, music concerts and […]


Team in place for Amazon Mega Shed

ISG has been confirmed as main contractor for online retailer Amazon’s Mega Shed project in Bristol and brought in Doncaster-based Mech FS as its mechanical and electrical subcontractor. The 2.2 million square foot multi-storey Amazon Mega Shed is to be built at Severnside Distribution Land’s logistics development at Central Park in Avonmouth. It is the […]


Batman & Robin, Vikings, Mountains and Dragons… Welcome to Thorn Baker CSR

We’re a charitable lot here at Thorn Baker and I’m proud to say we take our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility seriously (with lots fun along the way).Year to date our charity donations have reached over £10,000 With this impressive year to date figure I wanted to take the opportunity to bring to life our […]


Construction pay rates in London vs. the rest of the UK

A previously posted Infographic by Construction Jobs UK which shared average Construction pay rates has triggered considerable levels of online debate. A representative for the website has commented; “Men and Women in the industry commented “I wouldn’t get out of bed for that!” which was a little alarming considering we are living in an era […]


Civils contractors report continued growth

Latest workloads survey of civil engineering contractors suggests that their workload continues to rise and orders have also picked up. Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Workload Trends Survey for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 showed that workloads continued to increase across Great Britain, the 16th consecutive quarter of growth since 2013 […]